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About r3i

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  1. Very nicely done, you should be well pleased with that.
  2. AstroPlanner is worth a look. https://www.astroplanner.net/
  3. If the Wi-Fi signal from the house to the observatory is not going to be strong enough, how about using PowerLine adapters to carry the data communications using the mains cable as a carrier? This means you'll just have the one cable between the observatory and the house. I've been using Powerline for a good few years now and it has been very reliable.
  4. John, you can go directly to the latest post by clicking on the part where it states when the last post was, e.g. Click on the bit that shows "3 hours ago". Edit: clicking on where it states the number of replies looks to do the same thing.
  5. I use a combination of rubber strap wrenches and filter wrenches. I got the filter wrenches from ScopeStuff in the USA: http://www.scopestuff.com/ss_fwrn.htm Will have to try the trainers technique sometime.
  6. Hi Steve, That's odd. When I do Ctrl-z, I get a layer called 'After Action', above the background layer, which can be deleted and the background layer contains the image pior to the action. That's with version CS3 mind you.
  7. If I recall, the scope was quite light and easy to carry. The NEQ6 mount was more of a handful.
  8. I also had an LX90 some years ago that I deforked and mounted onto an EQ6. I also used a Losmandy plate which I think was made by Farpoint Astro. The process of deforking went surprisingly easy, as did the refork when I later sold the scope.
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    Astrophotography books

    The Deep Sky Imaging Primer by Charles Bracken is worth a look.
  10. Completely agree it being an excellent book and I did wear my copy out too. I bought another copy off eBay a few years ago along with the Moon, Mars & Venus book that you also mentioned. Like many others I also had the Observer's book (a later edition than the one pictured by Mark, I had the one with purple aurora on the cover), and also had the Ladybird Book of the Night Sky- another classic.
  11. It's okay, I'm still alive and kicking. I didn't use any spacer with the DSI, I just used it without the 1.25" eyepiece adapter and screwed it directly onto the top of the OAG. I did however have a 7.5mm spacer between the back of the OAG and my QHY8L camera. I've attached a pic showing it connect to the back of Star71. Hope this helps.
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    It wasn't that clear cut. When I ordered mine in 2010 it was still advertised as the EQ6 Pro, but when I received it, it had the NEQ6 badge on it and came with just the Vixen puck and no extension. Shortly after that I think they started shipping with the accessories you mentioned.
  13. +1 for using CdC: Select the target, right-click and select " Copy coordinates" from the popup menu. Go to SGP, open up the Target Settings window, then right click on the RA field and select Paste (this will also populate the Dec coordinates at the same time).
  14. Another handy android app is GPS Status & Toolbox
  15. This one from North Yorkshire a couple of minutes ago:
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